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Published on January 25, 2024

The Must-Attend Food and Drink Industry Events in 2024

A hub for advice, networking and inspiration

Elevate your knowledge and stay ahead in the dynamic world of hospitality by attending industry events. These gatherings offer more than just conferences—they’re immersive experiences where you can network with experts, discover the latest trends, and explore cutting-edge innovations. From insightful sessions and live demonstrations to valuable connections and partnerships, these events are a strategic investment in the growth and success of your business. Don’t just witness the future of hospitality; actively shape it by being a part of these transformative events. Your journey towards excellence starts with every event you attend.


HOSTECH Conference

7th February, London


Step into the future of hospitality tech at the Hostech conference, where innovation takes centre stage! This dynamic event is not just a conference; it’s a vibrant convergence of operators, suppliers, and industry trailblazers, creating an electric atmosphere charged with possibilities.
Picture a day filled with thought-provoking panel discussions, insightful sessions, and engaging leader interviews, all designed to spark inspiration and fuel the evolution of the hospitality industry. 

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MA Leaders Club

7th March, Liverpool


Get ready to dive deep into the sizzling hot topics of the hospitality world! It’s not just an event; it’s a treasure trove of advice, opinions, and inspiration tailored for operators looking to navigate the ever-evolving landscape. Discussion topics include unravelling the secrets of the digital realm, navigating financing challenges in today’s environment with practical strategies to unlock investment capital, and exploring the world of cask beer, discovering how pubs can revitalize this unique selling point. This event is not just a peek behind the scenes; it’s an immersive journey into the heart of the industry’s future.

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19th March, Manchester


Prepare to savour the flavour of innovation and connect with the best in the business at this upcoming free-to-attend event! This is restaurant group operator’s golden ticket to network, learn, and immerse themselves in the hottest topics shaping the culinary landscape. Discussion topics here include why an Italian restaurant group is looking at how it can reinvent its loyalty programme, and what the casual dining sector can learn from targeted subscription models, Manchester’s property landscape and where the opportunities in the city lie, and brands and operators to look out for.

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Generation Next

20th March, Manchester


Dive into the future of dining at Generation Next – a half-day exclusive for rising operators, from street food vendors to those with one to three sites. Connect, learn, and glean insights from industry experts in property, finance, tech, and logistics. It’s not just an event; it’s your launchpad for success. Discussion topics here include a social media masterclass to boost business, menu engineering – what works and what doesn’t and the evolution of the food hall.

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25th – 27th March, London

Unleash the full potential of your hospitality business at HRC – the ultimate event for the UK industry! Connect with 1500+ top suppliers, explore cutting-edge trends in talks and tastings led by industry leaders, and forge valuable contacts for expert advice. With a 90-year legacy of delivering quality business connections, HRC is where excellence meets opportunity. Elevate your game and make your mark in the world of hospitality.

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The Restaurant Show 2024

29th April – 1st May, Birmingham

The Restaurant Show is the ultimate event for restaurateurs and chefs, casual dining operators as well as pubs and bars. Ignite inspiration and boost your business at the UK’s largest food and hospitality event. Immerse yourself in a dynamic showcase of diverse producers, innovative suppliers, live cooking, and enlightening sessions. Don’t miss the chance to stay ahead of the competition and shape the future of your business. Mark your calendar – The Restaurant Show is where culinary innovation meets success!

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About the author

Madison King

Madison looks after all copywriting and proofreading for Drink Warehouse UK, working with the Marketing team to deliver educational content to all our customers. She spent many years in the hospitality sector across bars, clubs and cafes before moving to Asia to gain new experiences. You can find more from Madison about beer, cider, spirits, wine, non-alcoholic, soft drinks and RTDs all over our blogs, website, social media, and Set The Bar magazine. 

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